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at the gas pump this year? well, get ready to add insult to injury. at the time, california drivers were told that the price spikes were necessary to make up for refinery outages. but cbs 5 reporter grace lee found out that we may have been fooled. grace. >> reporter: dana, that is a possibility but we're not sure. that's one reason why they had a special senate committee hearing today and invited a research group that specializes in energy pricing and what they found was after months of research, they could not explain why we had those gas price hikes in may and in october. that's the mystery there. they can't explain it. but it did cost californians in october about $1 billion. >> reporter: when prices spiked at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno
to california's victim compensation program. >> it's when children and youth access treatment services and supportive services they get better. and the earlier that we reach these children, the better it is. >> all services are free and confidential and they are available in several languages. >>> a house cleaner is accused of stealing from bay area homeowners who hired her. palo alto police say martha quintero ramirez stole things including a wedding ring, cash and prescription drugs from at least two homes that she cleans. police say that anyone who hired the suspect should check to see if they are missing anything. >>> from jaywalking to drinking in public, a city in the north bay is cracking down on minor crime. police there made dozens of misdemeanor arrests in the past month alone. cbs 5 reporter don ford on the real reason behind the quality of life initiative. >> reporter: san rafael's small town atmosphere is looking like big city streets these days. >> marin is a good place to be homeless. they take care of you. we eat here. we sit at the church. >> reporter: and residents li
share. >> hey, get in the game, right? california's going to. when you can start playing powerball and who is going to winnow matter who gets the jackpot. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, state. the upgraded status recognis 's borders >>> the united nations has overwhelmingly granted the palestinians recognition as a state. the upgraded status recognizes the palestinian state's borders before israel took land from them in 1957. it also gives the palestinians access to the international criminal court where they could file war crime charges against israel. palestinian president mahmoud abbas made his case for statehood to the united nations. >> palestine comes today to the general assembly because it believes in peace and because its people have proven in past days are in desperate need of it. >> the u.s. sides with israel saying direct talks is the only way to achieve peace. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton called the vote unfortunate and counterproductive. >>> for some, it is the end of an era and others, the end of a battle. after four decades a northern california oyster farm will be shu
pepper dine california business roundtable poll it shows similar trends among the props that we just featured here including that reversal of support for proposition 37, the labeling of gmos and this could be an indication that it is in trouble. allen? >> thank you, grace lee. >>> thousands of bay area nurses are planning to walk off the job tomorrow. they say it is a fight for their survival. cbs 5 reporter john ramos tells us the advantage nurses say they have to get management to listen. >> reporter: at their union office in downtown oakland, nurses are gearing up for a one- day strike tomorrow morning at seven bay area sutter healthcare hospital. >> we are going to have yet another strike against sutter. >> reporter: if this all sounds familiar maybe it's because they did the same thing in july. and june. and may. in fact, if you count the hospitals individually there have been more than 70 work stoppages in the past two years. >> for the nurses it's going to be whatever it takes as long as it takes. there's no -- this isn't a game for the nurses. this is life and death. >> repo
today, people here have heard that there are utility trucks being flown in from california on military aircraft. and they are actually quite happy to hear that the cavalry is coming. live in stafford township, i'm alison harmelin, dana, back to you. >> thank you. >>> as she just touched on in her story, we want to expand on. in new york, tempers are flaring as people try to get on with their lives because gasoline is hard to get. there's no power in many areas to keep the pumps working. and some lines are three hours long. buses resumed service today and were crammed tight. crews are work overtime to pump water out of the city and some subway tunnels flooded since sandy hit. >> think about it this way. water is water. we take pumps, we pump it out, and put it back where it came from and hopefully it's gone in a few days. >> new york's power company says it is on track to restore power to a quarter million homes in manhattan by saturday. >>> air force bases in california coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. today a c-17 cargo plane took off from travis a
analysts office, california now faces a much smaller deficit of $1.9 billion for the next fiscal year which ends in july. we could even see surpluses by 2014 a big change from the deficit projected this year. it counts increased revenues by prop 30 approved by voters last week. >>> jerry brown risked his political future pushing for prop 30 but has been scrambling this week trying to avoid voter backlash. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on how he has gone all out to prevent ill-timed tuition hikes. >> reporter: the governor was front and center in the days leading up to the election. he had his hand out saying we need billions of dollars for schools and for our universities saying we need that or else. so with voters consenting to increased taxes just last week those tuition hikes could really have been a political embarrassment for the governor. >> we have some breathing room. proposition 30 gives significant revenue over 7 years. >> reporter: and that means no tuition increases for uc students at least for now. it's a small victory for the governor after the csu board made a similar mo
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